Partial Crowns, Inlays, & Onlays
At Andover Dental Group, science and art come together to create long-lasting, natural partial crowns called inlays and onlays. Similar to tooth fillings, inlays and onlays fill cavities and other areas of trauma or tooth decay.
The most conservative approach to restorative dentistry, an inlay, is a strong, durable material made outside the mouth that’s used to replace part of a tooth and is cemented, or bonded, into place. An inlay fits like a puzzle piece into the tooth. If one of the points, or cusps, is also replaced, this is called an onlay.
If the part of the tooth to be restored is even greater than a filling, inlay, or onlay can accomplish, then we use a dental crown. Unlike regular fillings, which are composed of a soft material that is molded into the tooth, indirect porcelain fillings are generally shaped in a dental lab and then firmly cemented into place at a later visit.
If you are interested in finding out more about partial crowns, or about our longest-lasting inlays or onlays, please contact our Andover dentist office.
Dental crowns, also known as caps, slide over the teeth to hide imperfections such as misshaping, misalignment, or discoloration. Dental crowns cover and protect cracked teeth, increase comfort, and offer extra support to teeth that are weak or damaged. If you have old crowns with black lines by the gums, the Andover Dental Group dentists can make porcelain crowns that will vastly improve the overall appearance of your smile.
To find out more about dental crowns, please request an appointment today.
At Andover Dental Group, we believe that the best teeth are your own teeth. Our multi-specialty team of cosmetic dentists will do all they can to make sure that you keep your teeth. But, sometimes, a tooth is badly damaged or lost. The good news is that a dental bridge can restore a badly damaged tooth or even replace a lost tooth.
A typical dental bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two surrounding dental crowns. Once complete, our experienced Andover dentists bond this bridge structure into your mouth. Without a dental bridge, your remaining teeth can drift out of line and cause other dental problems, and possibly periodontal disease. All-porcelain dental bridges can safeguard the integrity of your existing teeth and help you maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. Dental implants are also a safe, more permanent option to dental bridges.
To find out more about how the Andover Dental Group cosmetic dentists can help restore your smile, please contact our Andover dentist office today.
The Andover Dental Group multi-specialty dental team do all they can to make sure you keep your teeth. However, sometimes that isn’t possible and dentures are required. We offer many types of dentures, including complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when very little of your original teeth remain. An Andover Dental Group dentist will first remove any of your remaining teeth to fit your dentures. Next, your dentist will make a mold of your gums and send it to a dental lab where your customized dentures are constructed. Typically, you’ll first be fitted with temporary dentures until your permanent set is ready.
Partial dentures are prepared in much the same way as a complete set, and are recommended when only a few teeth are missing.
To find out more about your denture options, please request an appointment at our Andover dentist office today.
Gone are the days when tooth ailments and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern tooth colored fillings — or white fillings — made of durable resin or porcelain can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. The Andover Dental Group dentists are masters at matching the exact filling shade to your individual tooth color. These revolutionary tooth colored fillings are virtually undetectable and easy to apply.
Andover Dental Group excels at the art — and science — of creating a stunning full mouth reconstruction. With a discerning eye, our experienced multi-specialty dentists perform a full mouth reconstruction with a combination of treatments, such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, laser tooth whitening, dental implants, and porcelain crowns. They offer superior, natural-looking restorations that are almost impossible to distinguish from your own teeth. Thanks to Andover Dental Group’s exceptional skill and training, our dentists create an ideal relationship between your teeth, bone, gums, and muscles to ensure the proper bite when your full mouth reconstruction is completed.
And, because all of Andover Dental Group’s dentists and specialistswork in the same practice, you can experience the convenience of one-stop dentistry and coordinated care.
If you’ve neglected your teeth over the years, had various dentists try to fix ongoing dental problems, or have crowded, badly aligned, or aging teeth, it’s time to consider a full mouth reconstruction and restoration to bring back your bright smile. Andover Dental Group will thoroughly assess your mouth and work with you to develop a plan to repair or restore your teeth.
Contact our Andover dentist office today to find out what a full mouth restoration could do for your smile.